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Old 30. Nov 2011, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Separate download of Win Media Player 6, 7 or 908

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Acquired a second hand computer.
How do I get a free copy of the old Win Media Player 6,7, or 9 ?
Any suggestions ?
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Old 30. Nov 2011, 03:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Readers,
Acquired a second hand computer.
How do I get a free copy of the old Win Media Player 6,7, or 9 ?
Any suggestions ?
Also, let me recommend you WMP 10 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=20426
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What is the OS ?

Newer WMP like WMP 12 will not play on XP.

WMPs are generally available as a separate download from the Microsoft site. Just search there.
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What is the OS ?

Newer WMP like WMP 12 will not play on XP.

WMPs are generally available as a separate download from the Microsoft site. Just search there.
Like link I posted. Anupam can you just be not so severe following the rules? It's a Microsoft link for god sake, no one will be hurt.
There you have a WMP 9 series buddy, not direct download sorry, but you can follow instructions to download.

http://windows-media-player-9-0.softonic.com/
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Anupam can you just be not so severe following the rules? It's a Microsoft link for god sake, no one will be hurt.
Sorry, but rules are rules, and as moderator, I have to make sure that they are followed. Our rules state that links to direct download for any kind of files, are not allowed. So, I have to make sure its done that way.

You can always link to the page on which the download is found, but sorry, direct downloads will not be allowed.

And I am again sorry, that again I had to edit your recent post. As per our forum rules, we do not allow non-English links. You had posted a non-English link, so I have had to replace it with an English one. If there was none present, I would have had to delete the link altogether.

Please make sure the posts are according to the rules.
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Sorry, but rules are rules, and as moderator, I have to make sure that they are followed. Our rules state that links to direct download for any kind of files, are not allowed. So, I have to make sure its done that way.

You can always link to the page on which the download is found, but sorry, direct downloads will not be allowed.

And I am again sorry, that again I had to edit your recent post. As per our forum rules, we do not allow non-English links. You had posted a non-English link, so I have had to replace it with an English one. If there was none present, I would have had to delete the link altogether.

Please make sure the posts are according to the rules.
Rules can be flexible. Rules were made to protect users from risk but, man, calm down, it's a Microsoft website. The only reason I did not link to (wherever I've link to) is 'cause I want user to override annoying steps.
Yeah, the language is ok, sorry I don't distinguish between English and Spanish.
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4goTTen21, I am calm and calmly doing my job . Wherever possible, and whenever very important, rules can be made flexible. However, I don't think the situation is that important so as to bend the rules. Sorry. If it requires some steps for the download, so be it, why link to direct download.

Anyways, moving on to the topic, B Carson, what is your OS? Why do you even require versions 6, or 7? I think XP comes with Windows Media Player 9 already. So, you should be looking for versions higher than that. Or, are you having Windows prior to XP?

Anyways, if you want to download older versions of WMP, you can download here :

http://www.oldversion.com/Windows-Media-Player.html

Although, the above link contains download for all versions of WMP, still, I am providing links to download from official Microsoft site.

WMP 7.1 : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ls.aspx?id=850

WMP 10 : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=20426

WMP 11 : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...s-media-player

You can find WMP 9 here too :

http://www.freewarefiles.com/Windows...gram_4643.html
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Good then.

B Carson, also remember some of this downloads requires to validate Windows.
By the way, may I suggest you a non Microsoft media player? If you're looking for performance in your old pc, there are some very lightweight good replacements.


The one I'm using right now XM player. Totally freeware and enough customizable.
http://www.xmplay.com/

And my favorite, my friend Billy.
http://www.sheepfriends.com/?page=billy

Also, you can check:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...eplacement.htm
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Anupam : sorry about the rules thing.

4goTTen21 : Ah! 21 a fond memory not 4goTTen.
Appreciate the desire to help from a lateral thinker.

I have Win XP 2003. Tech problems a few years ago. A Techie partitioned it.
When computer warned me HD was full I tried to move the partition.
Media Player disappeared plus about 300 WAV files on it.
The music I had downloaded from ITunes remained on ITunes player.

I have my MS reg code.
MS site searched my computer and recommended I download WMP 11.
When I did, up flashed noticed that it was incompatible.

Then I downloaded WMP 9 ex. file ( compatible with many XP versions ) from MS site to my
' Downloads Folder '. When I try to open that file a screen notice appears saying that I already have a newer version and it cancels. But I can't find with 'ad / remove' or ' search '
any WMP on computer.

I have installed Media Monkey but don't like it. Used WMP for 12 years, guess I'm comfortable with it. Hard to teach old dog new tricks.

Does any of the above make sense to anyone ?
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Anupam : sorry about the rules thing.

4goTTen21 : Ah! 21 a fond memory not 4goTTen.
Appreciate the desire to help from a lateral thinker.

I have Win XP 2003. Tech problems a few years ago. A Techie partitioned it.
When computer warned me HD was full I tried to move the partition.
Media Player disappeared plus about 300 WAV files on it.
The music I had downloaded from ITunes remained on ITunes player.

I have my MS reg code.
MS site searched my computer and recommended I download WMP 11.
When I did, up flashed noticed that it was incompatible.

Then I downloaded WMP 9 ex. file ( compatible with many XP versions ) from MS site to my
' Downloads Folder '. When I try to open that file a screen notice appears saying that I already have a newer version and it cancels. But I can't find with 'ad / remove' or ' search '
any WMP on computer.

I have installed Media Monkey but don't like it. Used WMP for 12 years, guess I'm comfortable with it. Hard to teach old dog new tricks.

Does any of the above make sense to anyone ?
Yes, I know what is going on. When you tried to install WMP11 it wrote some registry keys, one of them, the installed version of WMP (no matter if you remove it) . We need to downgrade, or delete such keys, to let the old WMP installer override it. The key involving WMP version is:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ MediaPlayer\PlayerVersion"

You can open Regedit by pressing Windows Key+R key, then type regedit and hit enter.
As I said, you can delete this key or write down a lower version number. There could be more keys pointing WMP version, but this is where installers retrieve information. When done, try running old installer. If you have any question, don't hesitate on asking.
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